United States of America, Brazil and Japan

Late Rally Falls Short for Anchormen

January 28, 2011

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College came back from an 18-3 deficit by winning the last four bouts, but fell two points shy, 18-16, of cross-city rival Johnson & Wales in a Pilgrim Wrestling League match held at The Murray Center.

The hosts needed two majors to at least tie the match and junior 141 lbs. Mike Trasso (Lyndhurst, NJ) used a five-takedown effort to score a 12-3 win over freshman Colby Clarke (Foster, RI) at 141 lbs. Needing five points to tie, RIC freshman Kevin Barrucci (Burlington, MA) earned a 7-2 win, but was held off by JWU sophomore Dan Franco (Staten Island, NY) who fell by only a three-point decision.


Johnson & Wales (12-6-1, 3-0-1) 18, Rhode Island College (7-6, 0-1) 16

157 lbs.  TJ Webster (JWU) dec. Ryan Rheaume (RIC), 6-4
165 lbs.  Dustin Wilcox (RIC) dec. Michael Bove (JWU), 9-2
174 lbs.  Colin Lenhardt (JWU) dec. Brohen Krsulic (RIC), 13-1
184 lbs.  Brennan Ward (JWU) dec. Chris Dean (RIC), 13-5
197 lbs.  William Mulligan (JWU) dec. Adam Lynch (RIC), 14-5
285 lbs.  Humphrey Swift (JWU) dec. Devin Callahan-Cormier (RIC), 6-1 SV
125 lbs.  Brandon Gauthier (RIC) dec. Joe Pronk (JWU), 4-1
133 lbs.  Travis Drappi (RIC) dec. John Donaleski (JWU), 1-0
141 lbs.  Mike Trasso (RIC) dec. Colby Clarke (JWU), 12-3
149 lbs.  Kevin Barrucci (RIC) dec. Dan Franco (JWU), 7-2